Plant Derived Minerals
While plants can manufacture vitamins, amino acids and fatty acids… they cannot manufacture minerals. The plants must absorb them from the soil to have them available as a food source. Unfortunately our top soils are depleted of minerals from years of farming. Add to that; in most areas on the earth many of these minerals never existed in our top soil. There are a few areas on the planet where they do and people live healthy, productive lives beyond 100 years.
Many daily supplements on the market today contain some minerals but Youngevity’s Majestic Earth Plant Derived Colloidal Minerals are the only products that contain all of the 60 essential minerals your body requires for optimum health. Youngevity is the only company that guarantees 19,000 mg of these minerals in every bottle.
Example: One-A-Day Maximum only contains 18 of the 60 essential minerals.
Now take this a step further and consider the the absorbability factor. This graphic demonstrates the relative size of a plant derived mineral, a red blood cell and a metallic mineral… Which Mineral do you think is most absorbable?
If you answered the one on the left, you are correct. The only form of minerals your body is designed to use are plant derived.
Metallic or Elemental minerals are only 3% – 12% absorbable by the body.
Chelated minerals are 40 – 42% absorbable by the body.
Many popular name brand vitamin & mineral supplements pass through the body with almost zero absorption. Plant-derived minerals are the only type of mineral that our bodies were made to absorb with up to 98% absorption.
- They are the only types that are completely safe and non-toxic.
- No toxic buildup whatsoever due to their unique molecular structure.
- The body will use what it needs and pass the rest.
How do I know if my supplement has what I need? Read the label. You should be able to determine how many minerals it contains. If it doesn’t, beware!
Unfortunately most product labels won’t tell you what form the minerals are. Chances are that if it doesn’t say ‘plant derived’ it is probably metallic. The reason being that metallic minerals are much cheaper to obtain. They just grind up rocks, coal, etc. Our bodies were not designed to consume rocks. They were intended to get their minerals by eating plants and things that eat plants.
Lyne JW, Barak P. Are depleted soils causing a reduction in the mineral content of food crops? Poster presentation, 2000 Annual Meetings of the ASA/CSSA/SSSA Minneapolis, MN.
Mineral-deficient Soil and Crops. When dinosaurs ruled the earth 75 million years ago, they were likely living in an environment abundant with life-supporting minerals. Soil was laden with as many as 70 known minerals, which were absorbed through the root systems of plants to become part of a vibrant, life-sustaining food supply. Over time, erosion and unwise farming methods have depleted our topsoil of its precious mineral content. (Source: Available at http://www.soils.wisc.edu/~barak/poster_gallery/minneapolis2000a/index.html.)
Davis DR, Epp MD, Riordan HD. Changes in USDA food composition data for 43 garden crops, 1950 to 1999. J Am Coll Nutr;23:669-82.)
Ironically, modern technology has only exacerbated this problem. Compared to 50 years ago, today’s farmers are able to produce double or even triple the yields of most major fruits, vegetables, and grains. But the nutrient content of the crops is lower than ever before.
Without minerals as co-factors our body can’t process many of the vitamins even if you have a perfect diet!!!